Colours in the Scripture

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   To Understand the typical teachings from the colours used in the Scripture so that we can have a deeper appreciation of Dvar of YHWH.

   To Understand the significance of the colours of blue, purple and scarlet used in the Scriptures.

   To  Understand the typical teachings from the colours of white, black, green and red used in the Scriptures.

   To understand the significance of these colours with regard to YHWHs message concerning HIS SON (Messiah YAHSHUA), His Sovereign will and His Chasidim (Saint)


      Who, being in the form of YHWH, thought it not robbery to be equal with YHWH; but made Himself of  no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the execution stake. (Phil 2:6-8)


       His head and [ his ] hairs [ were ] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eye [ were ] as a flame of fire; (Hisgalus Revelation 1:14)


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The above sky located @ the Beit Lechem appeared on December 2000 and the Chinese Character read as "Lai" means come It has a shape a cross in the center and beside the cross is two men"ren" like the two male factor beside the cross. It is also correspond to Yesha Yahu 1:18

גלשכ םינשכ םכיאטח ויהי-םא הוהי רמאי החכונו אנ-וכל
:ויהי רמצכ עלותכ ומידאי-םא וניבלי

le khu-na ve ni vakh kha yo mar yehova

 im-yih yu kha ta ei khem ka shanim ka she leg yal bi nu im-ya di mu kha tola ka tse mer yih yu:

Yesha Yahu 1:18

Divine reason: cleansed from sins of deepest dye, and accepted by faith, teaches that there is cleansing is totally not by  human merit or effort, and that it is only through the redemption which ADoNaI YaHSHua HaMashiach on the execution stake


The Purpose of Colours in the scriptures:

FOR MITZVOT (COMMANDMENTS) – when we look at it, help us to remember His Commandment and do them

FOR WARNING   that I should take heed , examine myself , repent or Teshuvah

REMINDER OF YHWHs attribute or character, Messiah Yeshua deity nature, divinity, prompt me or inspire me to Worship, praise and Adoration

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANTS AND PLAN   look out for, anticipate, prepare, get ready for and wait

The colours in YHWH ELOHIM's creation brings a beauty to all our world we are living. In Revelation 4:3 describes Heaven as a splendid in colour from "a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald." to the street of pure gold. (Rev 21:21) We are focusing detail studied on the four colours RED PURPLE, BLUE WHITE which represent the 4 Good news (gospel, basar) Yosef's coat of many colour presented to him by his loving father is a sign that he was "the son of his Love" Likewise also the object of YHWH the Ha Av (Father) also said "This is My beloved Son in whom I AM well pleased

Black (Darkness, Dim, sackcloth; ebony )

“And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.” (Luke 23:45)

N Black is symbolic of evil ; calamity, famine, symbol of death and mourning. dress in sackcloth the garment of humiliation, defeat and mourning. Hair unclean Lev 13:31; hair sign heal Lev 13:37 Shulamite  Song 1:5-7 Reference Lamentation 5:10 skin get black when there is terrible famine; Zechariah 6:2-8; Rev 6:5 "black horse' Jeremiah 14:2; Gen 37:34 ; 2 Shemuel 3:31, 1 Kings 20:32; Darkness $Xx refers to Satan’s system, the world (John 1:5) in fact in Gen 1:2 the first mention the earth darkness why? compare with Isa 5:30 Isa 13:10; Hatred is  walking in darkness (1 John2:11); Messiah Yeshua assure that those who seek to follow Him will not walk in darkness (Jn 8:12)  used to describe the final judgment of the false teachers (2 Pe 2:17; Jude 13) Prophetic sign “the sun shall be turn into darkness and the moon into blood” has occurred on the 9 th Jan 2001 (Acts 2:20) and assure those who call upon Him and acknowledge as ADoNaI shall be save; Dimness eyes and deafness of ear is inability to have insight f YHWH will and understanding the Word (Isa 32:3-4; Eph 1:18; Acts 26:18)

White; (Luke)

"And Yosef (Arimathaea one who waited for thekingdom of YHWH.) took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid." (Luke 23:51-53

speaks of purity and righteousness; in the linen made of Byssus a type of finest white cotton weaves, this we see His pure and perfect life. is a symbolic of innocence and the raiment of angels is described as white (Mark 16:5; John 20:12) brings thoughts of purity righteousness and justice. In Matti Yahu 17:2 The L_rd was seen on the Mount of Transfiguration in raiment "white as the light. Messiah Yeshua is Holy, sinless, undefiled, purity (Hebrew 7:26). faultless like the fine flour of the Meal offering We can see in Revelation 1:13,14 "His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow" other reference: Ecclesiastes 9:7 , Rev 19:14 fine linen, white and clean.


Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the HaMelech, the ADoNaI TZVaOs."  See similar confessions in Job 42:6; Luke 5:8.

Pale Yellow, symbol of leprosy, also speak of Sodom and Gomorrah (yellow sulphur poisonous) unclean Vayikra 13:30-31. 36, adultery, fornication, color of infection wound, inflict with pain suffering and lack of joy. If we humble confess our infirmities/uncleanness, YSHA will clean us all unrighteousness and anoint our lip with Olive oil (Holy Spirit, oil of gladness)


Who, being in the form of YHWH, thought it not robbery to be equal with YHWH; but made Himself of  no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the execution stake. (Phil 2:6-8)

Colour of glowing flame of fire (Ezek 1:4; 1:27) Image which provoked YHWH to Jealousy in Ezek 8:1-3  the vision of idolatry in temple, 8:16-18 Tammuz, occult, practice and obscene phallic symbol. In Gen 3:4-6 we see Eve was deceive into believing she will be like YHWH in the sense she desire in her heart to be equal with YHWH


“..A branch will emerge from the trunk of Yishai, a shoot will grow from His roots” (Yesha Yahu 11:1)

Brown is the colour of wood, hay and stubble, stick, execute stake, dry branch (Yochanan 15:2).  A bundle of sticks laid them on fire, snake that came out that bit Paul’s hand  is as poisonous, deadly.  Wood are describe in 1 Cor 3:12 as ultimately worthlessà M"If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned." (Yochanan 15:6 )Y Prophetic significant: we see the picture of Yitzak carried the wood likewise we also saw Messiah Yeshua carried the execution stake both heading toward same route and same direction. (Bersheet 22:7); The Acacia / Shittim wood is a picture of  Messiah Yeshua’s humanity, sinless, not able to sin, incorruptible. Messiah Yeshua’s quite life as a carpenter.

Silver @osk Kesef
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Elohim in your body, and in your spirit, which are Elohim's.
1 Corinthians 6:20
Silver is a type of precious metal used symbolically as a picture of redemption, redeem, atone for. To craftsman has to sit for long hours to purified the impure until it silver reflect his  image. Silver Sockest use in the Mishkan is known as Kesef Adanim, connection between heaven and earth.  Ex 38:27And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets (adanim) of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. .! The prohibition against making idols of silver is symbolically a prohibition against making graven images for their redemptive powers. Noachide Mitzvah N4 teaches us that we may not use graven images to help us understand redemption or redemptive acts.

Ge 37:28 Yosef was sold to Yishmaelites, later story Yosef place put his cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest(Binyamin),  Ge 44:2,while Yudas betrayed Messiah Yeshua Mt 27:3 thirty pieces of silver.the price of blood.

Red (scarlet; Shani / crimson Tola ‘at) Mark 10:45
the Son of Man !b ~da came not to be served unto, but to serve, and to give his Life a ransom for many.
Shemot 21:1-6; Dvarim 15:12-18

Scarlet (bright red) dye produced from Kermes female dried worms (tola) known as coccus ilicis which  lays her eggs then deposited beneath her body protecting until the larvae were hatched, she then fixed herself so firmly, permanently of her body to the trunk of an oak tree that she would never leave. If she was being crushed or pierce the body  a crimson fluid  oozed out and stained her body probably even stained the young too. The bloody look of the worm would probably detour or scare the destroyer  away. Thus act as a covering or protection to the young even after her death.The scarlet worm is a beautiful tpe of Adonay Yeshua in His death and a picture of the shed blood on the tree (Psalms 22:6). Here we can see a beautiful  picture of  Passover concept. The Tola [lwt (crimson deep purplish red HTML- dc143c) when crush gives a red dye. Scarlet !wgra  deep purplish red was worn as a mark of wealth and prosperity describe in Daniel 5:7, 16, 29. Scarlet is a picture of Messiah's shedding His blood to purchase for our salvation (Rom 3:25, 5:9). " Red is symbol of bloodshed, suffering, our Messiah a man of suffering. If  Messiah Yeshua shed His precious blood in obtaining our salvation and this is typified in the scarlet thread ynX hanging in the window of Rahab's house in Jericho. However in contrast We see Messiah Yeshua was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood Rev 19:13 come as a majesty and a conqueror . The Scarlet is also the colour of earth. It shows the glory of man as reflected in the Son of Man (Ben Adam !b ~da),) our L_rd Yeshua HaMashiach and gives us a glimpse of the beauty and display of His millennial reign when He "shall bear the Shekinah (glory)  Vermilion, the red sulphuret Mercury is combined with molten sulfur , or cinnabar; a colour used for drawing the figures of idols on the walls of temples (Ezekiel 23:14), or for decorating the walls and beams of houses (Jeremiah 22:14). Red adom is colour of man. The name of Adamah hmda means "red earth, ground, city of Napthali". Adam (~da))  in Hebrew a  is EL “dam - ~d” blood  which mean blood of YHWH is red, red also symbolized sin, earthly or fleshly desires. In Gen 25:25 Esau sold his birthright for a dish of red lentils and he was born "red and hairy and Edom ~da, means red the descendants of Esau.  In Rev 6:4 red is second horse describe; the chariot of war drawn by red horses (Zechariah 6:2). Other reference Song of Shlomo 5:10; 1 Sam 16:12, 2 Sam 1:24; Prov 31:21 wealth, Gen 46:13; Judge 10:1; 1 Chron 7:1 (tola) Tehillium 22:6 "but I am a worm (Tola) and no man..." In Revelation 12:3 it describe thed red dragon as a great fiery, destroyer and devourer devil; moon became as blood Rev 6:12 (sighted on Jan 9 2001) cf Isa. 34:4; Joel 2:30-31 In May 2002 the Red Heifer was born in Israel

Blue – Tekhelet tlkt  (Yochanan Son of YHWH)

“ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the YHWH” Numbers 15:39

Blue is the colour symbolized Malkut Shamayim (heaven). The curtains of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) were woven with the blue along with purple and scarlet. it is also closely linked with gold of Divinity, excellence, and commandments (Jeremaih 10:if 9, Ezekiel 23:6, 27:7, 27:24). In Tanakh the robe of the Ephod, worn by the Kohen HaGadol and upon which the Ephod was placed, was all blue. It teaches us that Malkut Shamayim is the sanctuary of the L_rd's priesthood. . Blue is color of tallit / tzi·tzit,  (mantle), it is costly, high priest robes, The Israelites were commanded to place a thread of blue in the tzitzit of their tallit because they understood themselves to be "banim la-Makom, noble sons of the King of the Universe, “ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the YHWH” Numbers 15:37-41. This colour is made from the a species of shell-fish, the chelzon of the Hebrews, and the Helix ianthina of modern naturalist. Clothing of blue was appropriate to persons of rank and was linked to dignity, excellence and command. (Jer 10:9; Ezek 23:6) . In Rev 21 :21 we see the Sapphire is crystal blue stone "The second is from heaven."; "He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all." (John 3:31) In Malkut Shamayim YHWH is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He feels for us and sympathizes with us and minister to us from the Throne of Chesed (Grace) (Hebrews 4:16). We can see YHWH’s handiwork by gazing upwards towards the Heaven. Blue is the colour of commandment is His mercy,

Purple (Matti Yahu) Argaman ןמגרא

“This do in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19-20)

Purple is a royal colour of Kings. Moshiach Yahshua is the Melech of the Yehudim, He comes from the line of Melech David.. Other reference which speaks of Purple as royal Ezek 27:7, Mark 15:17, John 19:2, Acts 16:4, Esther 8:15 Exodus chptr 25,26,27,28,35,36,38,39 / the worldly treasure Rev 18: 12,16 Use in the mishkan, riches wealthy, majesty, royalty color obtained from the secretion of a species of shell-fish (Phyllonotus Murex trunculus found in Mediterranean particular the island of Jerba (South Tunisia Jewish settlement) Rev 17:4

Green Yerokah Qwr y

Emerald green is the colour in Scripture to convey the idea of moist, happiness, joy, prosperity; longevity green olive tree(Psa 52:8), youthfulness, fresh or young, refreshing , give cool shade and is usually applied to tree. The green tree type of man either bear fruit or barren / dry  branch.  (Mat 7:19; Luke 23;31)  Green as in the green ears of corn voluntary oblation by Individual for the first fruit meal offering (Lev 2:14).  We see man sit on the green grass when YAHSHUA feeding the 5,000. (Matt 6:39).The refreshing colour leads us to consider the coming Millenial rule of our L_rd Yeshua HaMashiach. It will be a reign of prosperity and blessing, and "a morning without clouds, as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain" Green is also used to symbolize prosperity so that in the first Trumpet of Judgment of Rev 8:7 "all green grass was burn up" Likewise in chapter 9:4 the demons released from the abyss will be forbidden to "hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men who have not the seal of G_d in their foreheads. Other reference describe green : Psalm 23:2 (green Pastures contentment, rest, refreshment YHWH SHALOM) ; 2 Sam 23:4;

Gold Yellow (Revelation) za hav בהז

they that keep the commandments of ELOHIM, and the faith of YAHSHUA. (Rev 14:12)

in the Priestly garments and mishkan (Heb 9:4); Prophetic,  emblem of eternal Deity; speaks of G_d Head Acts 17:29; precious metal able stood the test of time. Pure gold little affected by  exposure to the elements and does not deteriorate. Feathers of Yellow Gold the spoil of conquest in which the Lord bless, (Psa 68:13) Gold speaks of Messiah Yeshua’s deity (Matt 2:11); warn not to pursue earthly gold (matt10:9, 1 Tim 2:9; James 2:2, 5:3; 1 Pe 1:18; 1 Pe 3:3; Rev 3:7-8); works that are valuable and enduring : gold silver  precious stones, wood hay stubble (1 Cor 3:12); the trials of our faith are regard is much more precious than gold (1 Pe 1:7); we see the 4&20 elder had in their head crowns of gold in Rev 4:4; golden cup full of her idolatry / immorality (Rev 17:4; lost riches (Rev 18;15,16); The New Heaven and the New earth ; the street of the city ( Rev 21:1-22:5 ; 21:21)

! in contrast, gold is also a symbolic of the sacredness of the god. Many of the graven image are made from gold , the mitzvah N4 warns “…neither shall you make unto you (i.e. for your benefit gods of gold”)

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